Google TV interface gets shown off on video

Google TV is coming even if it may be having trouble finding some partners. The product will essentially be a set top box that has all of Google’s capabilities baked in. 

The product's goal, in a nut shell, is to bring the entire Internet to your TV. By having Google Search on your TV you can now do anything you can imagine. You will be able to search about the show you are watching, browse flash based content, use apps (Android market place), interact with advertisements, augment streaming content, and all of this occurs on an external box that has Wi-Fi, HDMI, IR blaster, a “strong processor” that is capable of surfing the web, and it will be manufactured by third party vendors.

As we get closer to the product launch, more videos, like the one below, will begin to surface to show off the potential for the device. Stuffwelike.com was able to record a bit of video showing off the interface of Google TV that may be debuting soon for Dish Network.
 

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I already have all that on 7 MCE and i need only a remote. I don't wont a mouse and keyboard for every electric device in my house nor to buy another set top box.

Sasa_RI said,
I already have all that on 7 MCE and i need only a remote. I don't wont a mouse and keyboard for every electric device in my house nor to buy another set top box.
Bingo and to me the web has far more content than any TV only service TV should be coming to the PC (in the living room on the big monitor) not PC to TV its a werid mix.

Sasa_RI said,
I already have all that on 7 MCE and i need only a remote. I don't wont a mouse and keyboard for every electric device in my house nor to buy another set top box.

Totally agree. Just a decent remote 7MC HTPC is already unbeatable. It's upgradable, it has tons of plugins (for Youtube, SoapBox etc), Netflix and you can add a TV tuner. The Internet TV in 7MC is also a very nice addition. Man!

Am I the only one not a fan of that interface you look at somthing like the Sky Plus HD epg and its so simple, im not saying internet TV wouldnt work but I would love to see Sky branch out and do somthing like totally redesign their boxes and EPG next time round to do stuff like internet content etc.

Don't care for how it handles YouTube, i feel like it should be more built-in, rather than going to their site. And why oh why do I need a keyboard, I hope it comes with a touch remote or that I can use my Android phone because if not ill pass.

Also why hell can't HBO showtime or whoever offer a compatible on demand service. I see no reason to pay the cable company if I can go directly to source

SaltLife said,
Don't care for how it handles YouTube, i feel like it should be more built-in, rather than going to their site. And why oh why do I need a keyboard, I hope it comes with a touch remote or that I can use my Android phone because if not ill pass.
Yea I was wondering why it was all just websites. At least Apple integrates some of these sites as apps on theirs. This just looks like a modern version of WebTV. Hey Google 1994 called, they want their idea back

SaltLife said,
Don't care for how it handles YouTube, i feel like it should be more built-in, rather than going to their site. And why oh why do I need a keyboard, I hope it comes with a touch remote or that I can use my Android phone because if not ill pass.

Also why hell can't HBO showtime or whoever offer a compatible on demand service. I see no reason to pay the cable company if I can go directly to source

It did have a youtube section on the homepage, which I'm assuming allows for native search and playback rather than going to the site. Otherwise as you said, it's a poor implementation

I am curious to know how the 3rd party hardware will work with the STB. I can see this working with a Tivo but how is it going to "talk" to the closed STBs that are used by Fios, Cablevision, Comcast, RCN, etc.

That's what the IR blaster is for. If you don't know what that is, it is a essentially a built-in universal remote with a VERY strong IR emitter that can reflect around the room and back to any other devices (such as the STBs you mentioned). Some IR blasters don't use the strong IR emitters but use a standard one that is on a cable so it can be positioned in front of the reciever on the other device.

I definitely like the interface, but, like the developer said, this is just bringing the web and TV together. I'm trying to ditch the cable company altogether. So if Google and Apple can get all the content I watch available through the web, I'd definitely be interested in this.

asdavis10 said,
I definitely like the interface, but, like the developer said, this is just bringing the web and TV together. I'm trying to ditch the cable company altogether. So if Google and Apple can get all the content I watch available through the web, I'd definitely be interested in this.
Most people will end up paying more for less if they depend on Google or Apple for TV shows. Cable or Free-to-Air channels are still a cost effective option. If these devices can record shows based on your schedule, you can also skip over the advertisements.

I would much rather depend on torrents than Google or Apple.